Lok Sabha Passes Upper Caste quota

 SMTV Desk 2019-01-09 12:06:34  Lok sabha, Upper caste quota, Modi, 10% reservation
Lok Sabha Passes Upper Caste quota

New Delhi, January 09: Here is the latest news that, Lok Sabha passed the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking to provide a maximum of 10 percent reservation for the economically weaker among the general category. This will be in addition to the quota already provided to the socially and educationally backward classes, the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes.

We all knew that, As many as 323 members voted in support of bill and only three voted against, underlining the cross-party support the politically crucial bill elicited.

The PM hailed the passing of the bill in the House as "landmark moment" in the nation s history.

"We are resolutely committed to the principle of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.’ It is our endeavour to ensure that every poor person, irrespective of caste or creed gets to lead a life of dignity, and gets access to all possible opportunities," the PM tweeted after the passage of the bill.

The bill which gives shape to what Narasimha Rao government proposed 28 years ago provides reservation for the economically weaker sections of the society in higher educational institutions, including private institutions irrespective of being aided or unaided by the state